Name Elias Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Elias


Elias is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Elias?

Elias is a variant of the biblical name Elijah used in several languages. The name derived from the Hebrew name ‘Eliyyahu (אֱלִיָּהוּ). In the Old Testament Elijah was a Hebrew prophet. Elias is also the form used in the Greek New Testament.

What does the name Elias mean?

Elias means “my God is Yahweh” (from Hebrew “el/אֵל” God + “yah/יָה” = referring to the Hebrew God).

Elias The Saint

Amongst Orthodox Catholics St. Elias is viewed as the Patron of thunder, storms, and hail. This might be the reason parents love to pair Elias with other biblical middle names such as Noah, Gabriel, Thomas, Jacob, Samuel, David, Jonah or Christian.

Diminutives of Elias

The most common nicknames or short forms for Elias are Lee, Ell, and Eli. Whereas, Eli is rising in popularity as a standalone name.

The name Elias even made its way into popular culture as fictional characters in Marvel (Elias Bogan) and Sonic the Hedgehog Comics (Elias Acorn) or even the popular video game series Call of Duty (Elias Walker).
Non fictional popular culture figures named Elias are the WWE wrestler Jeffrey Logan Sciullo who performs as a musician as well under his ring name Elias.
Another maybe not necessarily well-known figure is Elias Disney, the father of Roy and Walt Disney, the founders of The Walt Disney Company.

Pronunciation of Elias

Variants of the name Elias

Eliasz Eliaz Elijas Eliyas Eliyaz Eliás Ellias Elyas Elyaz Elías Élias Élyas

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Noah Liam Emma Emilia Ella Mia Benjamin Mila Sophia Lucas Finn Leon Alexander Samuel Emily Julian Oliver David Sophie Sofia

Popularity of the name Elias

The name Elias is ranked #9 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

Elias in the Top 50 Names

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